MAGAZINE

September 2011 Issue

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COVER STORY

Energy deals accelerate

 

FEATURES

India’s new merger control rules

Borders Inc goes into liquidation

US IPO activity back to pre-recession levels

Accounting fraud in US-listed Chinese companies

 

ROUNDTABLE

Effective dispute resolution

THE PANELLISTS: Tim Portwood, Bredin Prat; Peter Henein, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; Mark Friedman, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; John L. Oberdorfer, Patton Boggs LLP; Brenda Horrigan, Salans LLP; Lee A. Rosengard, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP; and Marco Tulio Venegas, Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C.

 

SPECIAL REPORT

Biotech & pharmaceutical sector

 

FORUM: Outlook for the biotech & pharma industry

THE PANELLISTS: Alan Eisenberg, BIO; David H. Donabedian, GlaxoSmithKline; Diane M. Frenier, Reed Smith; and Clive Thorne, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain.

 

Promise or peril for biotech?

Alan Eisenberg, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

 

IP due diligence: key areas of analysis in biotech and pharma transactions

Robert H. Fischer and Jonathan Berschadsky, Fitzpatrick, Cello, Harper & Scinto

 

The US FDA implements a new pathway for biosimilar and interchangeable biologic products

Daniel A. Kracov, Arnold & Porter LLP

 

Are genes patentable?

Simon O’Brien, D Young & Co LLP

 

Navigating China’s pharmaceutical industry

Pang Zhang-Whitaker, Cozen O’Connor

                                                                                              

DEALfront

mergers & acquisitions

M&A volume in H1 2011 up 9 percent year on year

Value of mining M&A doubles in H1 2011

 

private equity & venture capital 

July sees jump in mega buyouts

US venture investment levels dip in Q2 2011

 

bankruptcy & corporate restructuring

Dynegy moves towards recovery

AIG sues Bank of America for $10bn

 

PROFESSIONALinsight

Banking & finance

What every finance professional and CFO needs to know now and for 2012

Theodore (Ted) L. Koenig, Monroe Capital LLC

 

The ‘risky’ risk-free rate: does the downgrade of US sovereign debt change commonly-used valuation approaches?

Cindy Ma, Tim Smith and Andrew MacNamara, Houlihan Lokey

 

Multinational ‘living wills’: the challenges of cross-jurisdictional contingency planning

James Falconer, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom (UK) LLP

 

Asset tracing

EAPOs – a future weapon in the asset recovery arsenal?

Rhys Novak and Laura Simmonds, Speechly Bircham LLP

 

Asset tracing and recovery in the Channel Islands

Christian Hay, Kathryn Purkis and Sam Dingle, Collas Crill

 

Money laundering through correspondent bank accounts

Eric L. Lewis, Baach Robinson & Lewis PLLC

 

LEGAL&regulatory

Capital markets

The decline of the US capital markets

Blake Hornick and Michael Dunn, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

 

New forms of risk in US capital markets

Aviv Pichhadze, York University

 

The return of offshore domiciled SPACs

Simon Schilder and Richard Daggett, Ogier

 

Intellectual property

Protecting your brand in business: a win for brand owners?

Carollanne Lindley and Kristina Cornish, Kilburn & Strode LLP

 

Freedom-to-operate: background and basics

Barry Franks, Brann AB

 

Is there hidden value in my company’s patent portfolio?

Brian Frizzell and Joshua Becker, Charles River Associates (CRA)


CONTRIBUTORS

Arnold & Porter LLP

Baach Robinson & Lewis PLLC

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

Brann AB

Bredin Prat

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Charles River Associates (CRA)

Collas Crill

Cozen O’Connor

D Young & Co LLP

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Fitzpatrick, Cello, Harper & Scinto

GlaxoSmithKline

Houlihan Lokey

Kilburn & Strode LLP

Monroe Capital LLC

Ogier

Patton Boggs LLP

Reed Smith

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain

Salans LLP

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom (UK) LLP

Speechly Bircham LLP

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C.

York University


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